Newbies!

Have your say on what you would like to see new, changed or just kept the same at the next FrightFest.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by surroundedplebs » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:17 pm

First timer here. Going down on my lonesome Thursday-Sunday but have to catch the train home early on Monday as I couldn't get that off work. Still, my excitement is gaining momentum with each day that passes. I've already spoken to a few of you on the board and seems like a pretty welcoming crowd. Not really sure what to expect (except from some great films), but I will try to be as sociable as possible. Always happy to talk film over a beer or whisky.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by jeneralrobin » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:00 pm

Another newbie for 2012 here! The boyfriend and I could unfortunately not get a weekend pass, so are coming for the Saturday. Hugely excited but as others have said, not sure what to expect apart from watching some top films! Tickets, train and hotel all booked so see you there! :D

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Re: Newbies!

Post by ArghZombies » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:50 pm

jeneralrobin wrote:Another newbie for 2012 here! The boyfriend and I could unfortunately not get a weekend pass, so are coming for the Saturday. Hugely excited but as others have said, not sure what to expect apart from watching some top films! Tickets, train and hotel all booked so see you there! :D

Jen x
If you're only there for the one day and night then make sure you pop along to the Phoenix bar at the end of the night, it'll be a good wind-down to the day and loads of FFers (including crew and guests) head there each evening for a few jars.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by Kris » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:20 pm

It's not a bad crowd at FF, always found plenty of people to talk to and so many of them on their own. Theres plenty of people I know that love horror but cant always get time off to go or afford tickets and hotels hence why it ends up being just me.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by bump3r1 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:27 am

@surroundeplebs - I think you should seriously consider pulling a sicky on the Monday because the line-up is easily the best of the weekend (apart from VHS on the friday) and the last day is always awesome, u won't want to leave especially as its your first FF.

Don't be nervous about going alone, its a super friendly atmosphere and you'll have plenty to keep you occupied.

And yeah a trip to the Phoenix is a must to get the full FF experience.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by surroundedplebs » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:56 pm

bump3r1 wrote:@surroundeplebs - I think you should seriously consider pulling a sicky on the Monday because the line-up is easily the best of the weekend (apart from VHS on the friday) and the last day is always awesome, u won't want to leave especially as its your first FF.

Don't be nervous about going alone, its a super friendly atmosphere and you'll have plenty to keep you occupied.

And yeah a trip to the Phoenix is a must to get the full FF experience.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by jeneralrobin » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:53 am

If you're only there for the one day and night then make sure you pop along to the Phoenix bar at the end of the night, it'll be a good wind-down to the day and loads of FFers (including crew and guests) head there each evening for a few jars.[/quote]

Thanks for that ArghZombies - we'll be there for sure! We're in London from the Friday afternoon and leave on Sunday, so thinking of buying single tickets for V/H/S... Not very good seats left but sod it! :D

Hurry up 24/8/12!!

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Re: Newbies!

Post by thatcambridgebird » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:04 pm

Oh go on then, I'll say a hello! :D

I'm not a brand new newbie, because me and my other half went to last year's FF but only to one film (The Innkeepers). This year, we're there all of tomorrow and Sunday :mrgreen: I'd been hankering to come for years, but it has always clashed with music festivals we went to. Anyway, as we got older and a bit more grumpy, and the festivals filled up with teens ( :lol: :wink: ) we decided to give the long-awaited FF a go instead, and last year was fantastic, even though it was only a short visit.

Anyway, I think we might be sitting in row N - I booked over the phone and didn't write down our seats, which was pretty unitelligent. We're both huge horror/thriller film fans, currently living in Cambridge (though neither of us are from there!), with three cats (I'm not sure if they like horror films).

Fave film in general, not just horror, would have to be Alien. I know it's an old classic, but it just can't be beaten. Other half would say The Shining I think. Both of us love Don't Look Now, most of Cronenberg's back catalogue, The Thing, The Haunting and so on. I love Ringu, and for a bit of 80's gore, Hellraiser and Candyman can't be beaten either!

I am so looking forward to getting there tomorrow and saying hello to fellow horror afficionados. I can't tell you how lovely it was last year to be in a screening where everyone was there to enjoy themselves as a collective group, and Ty West's Q&A was a fantastic addition we weren't expecting which completely sealed the deal for FF being the Bank Holiday place to be.

See you all soon! :mrgreen:

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Re: Newbies!

Post by DemonChickxx » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:10 pm

I'm a Newbie!!

I am a big old style horror fan, although I do like some of the new ones. We have a horror night every weekend at my friend's place, so don't ask me to name names of movies I watch so many!! I own my own business and love ghost hunting x

Nice to meet everyone by the way!

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Re: Newbies!

Post by DJBenz » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:39 am

DemonChickxx wrote:I'm a Newbie!!

I am a big old style horror fan, although I do like some of the new ones. We have a horror night every weekend at my friend's place, so don't ask me to name names of movies I watch so many!! I own my own business and love ghost hunting x

Nice to meet everyone by the way!
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Re: Newbies!

Post by zappa fan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:46 am

Welcome! DemonChickxx
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Re: Newbies!

Post by DemonChickxx » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:26 pm

Thanks Guys....I don't mind a slower pace sometimes to be honest x

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Re: Newbies!

Post by elmstttam » Tue May 28, 2013 6:31 pm

How'z it hangin folks.Attended my first Frightfest in Glasgow this year and i loved it.Changed my holidays and booked a room for 6 nights so i hope i get a pass.Hope to meet some FB friends who are attending and meet new ones.See you end of August. 8)

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Re: Newbies!

Post by DJBenz » Wed May 29, 2013 7:01 am

Welcome to the fold! :P

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Re: Newbies!

Post by zappa fan » Wed May 29, 2013 8:24 am

hello elmstttam

What was your highlight of the glasgow fest?
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